Maxime Lasseron, researching his doctorate at the National Museum of Natural History of Paris, inspects the femur of a Sauropod on July 24, 2019, after it was discovered earlier in the week during excavations at the palaeontological site of Angeac-Charente, near Châteauneuf-sur- Charente, south western France. - The 140 million-years-old, two meters long, 500 kilogramme femur of the Jurassic period Sauropod, the largest herbivorous dinosaur known to date, was discovered nestled in a thick layer of clay by a team of volunteer excavators from the National Museum of Natural History working at the palaeontological site. Other bones from the animal's pelvis were also unearthed. (Photo by GEORGES GOBET / AFP)        (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)
Massive dinosaur bone found in France
00:47 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

The thigh bone of one of the biggest animals to ever exist has been discovered the paleontological site in southwestern France.

The femur bone is over six feet long and is thought to have belonged to a sauropod – a subgroup of herbivorous, long-necked and four-legged dinosaurs common in the Jurassic era.

Think Littlefoot from “The Land Before Time” and you’ll get the idea. Just, you know, bigger.

“This femur is huge! And in an exceptional state of conservation. It’s very moving,” Jean-François Tournepiche, curator at the Museum of Angouleme, told Le Parisien.

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The bone was found at the Angeac-Charente excavation site, where in 2010 paleontologists extracted another femur, also over six feet long.

Since then, scientists have succeeded in rebuilding over half a sauropod, according to Le Parisien, along with other bone, fossil and vertebrate discoveries.